coming up this morning, anthony weiner doubling down on his campaign for new york city mayor. but his supporters, they seem to be fleeing. bill and hillary clinton turned against him and guess who is taking shots at him now, as well. eliot spitzer. no saint himself. we'll have the latest twists and also speak live to his chief opponent coming up. >> plus more political intrigue for you. hillary clinton set to have breakfast with vice president joe biden this morning. they both could be eyeing the presidency in 2016. so everyone in washington is wondering what will they talk about or more importantly not talk about. >> exactly. >> certainly mystery happening in washington of a different sort. who is going around defacing some of the country's moos treasured landmarks? the lincoln memorial was hit, last night the national cathedral was, too. there has been an arrest, but officials are not sure the woman arrested was working alone. we'll have more on that coming up. >> breaking overnight, want to get to a big story.
powerful explosions rattling windows 15 miles away. sending huge plumes of fire shooting into the sky. the explosions began just before 11:00 last night and in a blue rhino facility near orlando. alina machado is following the story. >> reporter: there were 53,000 propane cylinders in the plant when the fire broke out. a witness says the explosion sounded like bombs were going off. >> did you see that? >> reporter: one after another, explosions so big and loud, they could be seen and heard and felt for miles. the raging inferno lighting up the night sky just after 11:00 over the blue rhino propane plant in take var recent, florida, northwest of orlando. the danger so great, officials forced to evacuate resident as mile away. >> they are just shooting off like missiles. >> reporter: this video captures what looks like propane tanks shooting up into the sky.
fires burning out of control just feet away from three large propane tanks. dozens of emergency responders racing to the scene to treat the injured, while firefighters fought to put down the flames. plant officials have accounted for the two dozen employees works at the time. at least seven were taken to area hospitals. miraculously, no one died. >> there were propane cylinders stored in various parts of the property. 53,000 20-pound cylinders. >> reporter: this happened on the heels of the fertilizer plant that rocked west, texas. 15 people died, most of them first responders. the devastation there spanned a five block radius. the cause of that deadly blast is still under investigation. the investigation in florida is just beginning. no word yet on a possible cause. we should get a better sense of
the devastation with daylight. blue rhino is a company that supplies those small propane tanks used for backyard barbecues. >> thanks for the update. there was a similar frightening scene we want to tell you about this morning, a gas explosion destroyed three philadelphia row houses. the explosion september at least eight people to area hospitals monday including one man who is now in critical condition with severe burns. fire investigators say the contractor working in a vacant home was having trouble with a hot water heater just moments before the explosion. >> that is terrible. luckily nobody seriously injured there, in fatalities. all right. well, the segue here almost writes itself. from a massive explosion to a massive implosion. new york mayoral candidate anthony weiner says he's still in to win it, but his polls say not so much. now several powerful politicians are having their say about his most admission of inappropriate conduct with women online. you know you are in trouble when
eliot spitzer, who knows about sex scandals, is coming after you. cnn's newest correspondent, rosa flores, is here with more from bat t baton rouge. good to have you here. >> big story. lots of conversation. good morning to you at home. what's really interesting about this is that we've been covering a lot of weiner's events since all of these raunchy revelations have come out. new these ones. aphe's received applause and support at every single appearance which makes you wond wonder, is that what's keeping him in the race? >> as a candidate, you should have moral values and right now, i think that his moral values are shot. >> reporter: harsh words and even a harsher reality for embattled mayoral candidate anthony weern. his poll numbers plummeting from first to fourth in a new quinnipiac university poll. the survey conducted after a new round of lewd internet chats
were revealed. take a look. the former congress map support dropping 10 percentage points in just five days. from 26% to 16%. >> this i'll leave this to the people of the city of new york to decide. period of conversation. >> reporter: his vow to stay in the race angering the clintons. a source close to the political power couple tells cnn they are livid because they care about huma. adding salt to the wound, eliot spitzer trying to resurrect his own career after his own sex scandal is turning his back on weiner. >> you're not going to vote for anthony weiner. can you say that now? >> fair point. that is character. >> i'm interested in what pundits and politicians say, but not that much. >> reporter: despite all, he continues campaigning across the city and finding supporters at every stop. wooing voters in queens with a little mandarin.
[ speaking mandarin ] >> reporter: making it clear he's fighting for every vote he can get. now, weiner has also been sending his supporters e-mails asking if their vote and of course for their money. because as we all know, campaigns are very expensive. now, i of course asked him about huma yesterday and he only said she's doing great and then moved on on to answering other questions. >> he would love to move on on, that's for sure. >> absolutely. put it in the background. voters are starting to come out for him. but when eliot spitzer enters in, it creates energy around this and keeps on going. the good news is there is actually a real race there. and later this morning, kate will talk with weiner's opponent, christine quinn. she's in the lead and she'll be here at about 8:05 eastern time. >> definitely talking about those latest polls for one thing. lots to talk about there. now to the nation's capital. someone is vandalizing great american landmarks in washington, d.c..
the national cathedral, that beautiful, beautiful building, is the latest location to be targeted with green paint. and now police have made an arrest. pamela brown's in the nation's capital live from the national cathedral. so what are you hearing, pamela? >> reporter: well, it's really a bizarre series of vandalism here. the national cathedral right behind me here is the fourth d.c. landmark to be targeted just in the past few days. now, there is one person who was taken into custody yesterday in connection with only on one of the crimes. so this is still very much a mystery here. investigators are looking into whether this vandalism is perhaps connected or if these are copy cat crimes. authorities do tell us, though, that at this point there is no reason to believe that 58-year-old woman taken into custody is responsible for all the vandalism. >> reporter: cleaning crews spent monday night scrubbing green paint inside two national
chapels. police charged a woman with defacing property. a law enforcement source says the 58-year-old woman was found carrying a green paint can when she was arrested. >> i can confirm late this afternoon an arrest was made, suspect who appears to have vandalized both bethlehem and children's chapel here. the original vandalism was found this bethlehem chapel on the lower level, so we closed the lower level and then later in the afternoon, additional paint had been found in children's chapel. >> reporter: it's still unknown if the suspect is linked to the vandal echl ism of three other marks. on friday, authorities discovered green paint splattered on the lincoln memorial. as crews continue to clean up the landmark, authorities discovered what looks like green painted symbols on the statue of joseph henry. adding to the mystery, green paint was discovered on a statue of martin luther at a d.c. church a day before the national
cathedral incident. officials are still investigating whether the vandalism is linked or if these are copy cat crimes. and park police are using video at the lincoln memorial to help with the investigation there. but so far officials are not telling us what exactly is in that video. and again, authorities are not yet linking this vandalism with the similar m.o. with the green paint and so a lot of unanswered questions about why this is happening. still park police saying that they are stepping up patrols at landmarks here. thank you very much. you heard about this one, a new mystery stomach illness. doctors are baffled. at least 350 people reported infections in 14 states. dr. sanjay gupta is in atlanta with what we need to know about this outbreak. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is like real, it's spreading. at first we thought it was discreet, and now it's going
through more states. what do we know? >> and it's been going on since mid june, as well. so people hearing about this maybe now for the first time. but it's been out there for some time. and it's been a little bit slow in terms of figuring this out. having covered a lot of these types of outbreaks, usually you have a better handle on this. but right now they don't have a clear idea what is causing this. you put up that map there, three of those states have the most cases. iowa, nebraska, texas. but there is about 353 people who have been sickened. probably more people that have symptoms but haven't gone to their doctor. and then you have some who have been hospitalized. no one has died yet, but this is of significant concern. a bit of a whodunit. these are how the medical investigations often work and it's not really morning show kind of stuff to describe, but the symptoms are pretty awful. there is a treatment for this. so if people have symptoms and they're worried about it, they can go to their doctor and get a very effective treatment.
but right now, the key is to identify them. by the way, we have a picture of what the pesky little thing is, a parasite that's causing this. cyclospora. might be the first time you've heard that term. there have been food outbreaks in the past, but that's what's causing the problem there. >> what am i looking at when i look at those slides? is that what it turns into or is it different forms of the same bug? should i even care? >> you're looking at a very microscopic image. and, no, you won't see that. doctors even have a hard time identifying that. but it's a cyclospora. not a bacteria, not a virus, this is a parasite, but it still responds pretty well meaning antibiotics still deal with it pretty effectively. so the antibiotic bactrim, that tends to be a very effective treatment for this. >> so the obvious question is, what can you do to help yourself in this situation. can you protect yourself at all? >> there are two avenues. first of all, you have the public health officials that
still need to figure this out. at some point the thinking seems to be that the vegetable that likely caused this is probably off the shelves by now. just because of the half life. so that may be good news and you may be seeing a down turn in cases because of that. but you have to wash your fruit and vegetables very, very carefully. and that sounds obvious. after even washing them, making sure you try them very carefully. because sometimes residue can stick. and then making sure you don't cross contaminate. a lot of people do that already and think that's basic sort of knowledge. but there's probably a significant percentage of the population that forgets that. and that can be effective in terms of wiping away the parasite. >> and also people may dismiss it as just another virus going around, so at least now they will have heightened awareness so they can get the right treatment. sanjay, thank you so much as always. let's talk about the weather now. paradise is getting pounded this morning. even though flossie has been
downgraded to a tropical depression, hawaii could see up to 10 inches of rain by the time the system moves out. indra peterson is tracking the latest. 10 inches is a lot. >> that is a lot of rain and it has to do with where the mountains are, whether where the strong winds are. we're still waiting for the latest reports. it was downgraded, so now 35-mile-per-hour steady winds. the next 36 hours, expected to be downgraded again to a remnant low. behind that, it should disintegrate completely. but you can still tell they're looking for heavy rains. mipd th behind that, notice what happened in kansas. record breaking rain. very slow moving system brought about 7 inches of rain. the same system still making its way to the mississippi valley, so looking for another 2 to # inches today. dakotas, the threat for severe weather. look at this area of high pressure.
beautiful weather in the northeast behind that, though, here is the good new, even cooler temperatures. actually an area of high pressure is bringing in cool air, 5, 10 degrees below normal. we fade for it a couple weeks ago. i like it. >> i like it, too. it was a beautiful day here yesterday. let's get to the headlines. making news, more information about the nsa surveillance programs could be declassified as soon as today. a senior u.s. official says the revelations not only include reports on surveillance programs, but also previously undisclosed information about the secret foreign intelligence surveillance court. on ac 360, edward snowden's father slammed people who focus on his son rather than the questionable acts he revealed. >> there has been a clear effort by those who have been threatened politically and/or embarrassed by these revelations to focus on the so to speak center, my son, who has revealed
these instead of the sins, the actual revelations. >> when asked if he thought his son could get a fair trial in the u.s., he said absolutely not. james comey will be the next director of the fbi. he served as deputy attorney general under former presidents george w. bush. during his confirmation hearing, company a comey defended the collection of met taadata but said he didn't e details. manning has been accused in the wikileaks scandal. manning could face a life sentence if found guilty of aiding the enemy. wikileaks founder julian assange tells cnn that bradley manning is a hero. the judge will announce her decision at 1:00 p.m. eastern. unfolding overnight, a driver of a commuter train is missing after his train collided with another head-on. it happened in western swiz swiz
swizer switzerland. at least five people were injured. several of them were actually injured. 40 injured, five were seriously injured. investigators are looking in to what caused that terrible crash. >> cbs and time warner continue negotiations this morning. just hours ago, they appeared to be at an impasse. at midnight, warner cable started pulling cbs owned stations off the air in several major cities. but a short time later, both sides issued statements saying negotiations were back on. time warner says it has stopped going dark at the request of cbs. they're known for living large on the reality show the real housewives of new jersey. but theresa and joe now facing serious felony fraud charges. prosecutors say they scammed mortgage companies to get nearly $5 million in loans. they will be officially indicted today in a federal court in
newark. the couple is facing up to 30 years in prison. we'll have much more coming up for you on this story later in our program. very real. not fake tv at all. >> reality and then real reality. that's what they're dealing with there. we'll take a break. when we come back, courting clinton. first a private lunch with the president. now a power breakfast with joe biden. is hillary just hungry and if so hungry for what? quite a tease. and five words from pope francis giving millions of gay catholics hope this morning. those five words? who am i to judge. we'll tell you what he said and what it means. [ female announcer ] when you're ready
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welcome back. pope francis breaking the mold, that's the question. why? he told reporters who am i to judge gay priests who he called his brothers. a sign of sea change for the church or not really change from the holy sea? that's the discussion. let's bring in father edward beck. father, always good to have you. you tell me, take the position of why this is meaningful what we heard. >> well, you know everybody wants to be loved and accepted. right? >> yes. especially me. >> i know that. this pope went to brazil and reached out to everyone, especially those on the fringe. then he gets on the plane, this impromptu press conference, and he reaches out to three disaffected groups in the church. gays, women and divorced and remarried people. so once again, it's a sea change because we have not seen a pope
do it in very familiar language. he really said i want you to be part of us by what he did. >> so because it's the pope, even if it's just talk, it still matters. >> it still matters because such a tone change. in 2005, there was a document that came out of the vatican that said homosexuality is intrinsically disordered. complai can't be a rooes. so now eight years later you're saying who aim to judge, these are may brothers. it's a sea change. >> but he is in charge.y brothe. it's a sea change. >> but he is in charge. there is only one entity above him. is it enough if he wants to take a step into this, why not just raise the question why not answer the question? should divorced people be able to get communion? yes, i think they should. why isn't that the change? >> because he does collaborate. he said on the plane in october i'm bringing together eight cardinals for that council that he'll have to advise him. and i'm going to put on the
agenda this issue of marriage. we'll talk about pastoral care of marriage. he said about women. he goes i think it should be more than tokenism. i don't think its eye just having altar girls or making them heads of committees. they need real leadership positions.altar girls or makings of committees. they need real leadership positions. >> but not priests. >> john paul ii closed the door that and won't open it. it's complicated. john paul ii made it almost dock trip. so this pope isn't going to say for get what john paul said, we'll do something else. it will happen much more slowly than that if it happens. >> fair to say he has to continue talking about it, bringing it up, though. you can't just bring it up once and walk away otherwise you raise expectations and then drop them. >> most definitely. and what i was interested in is
married pre married priests didn't come up. >> yeah, why not? >> i don't know. should you have been on that plane. you could have asked. maybe there is hope no you some day. >> even the pope complaint help with that. father beck, thank you for charity on this. we hope it becomes a continuing story line what pope francis has to offer his people. >> me, too. all right. i think i just got in trouble with a priest. >> you you do get in trouble all the time. thank you, father beck. coming up next, hillary clinton's private lunch with the president. the white house insists it's just two friends catching up. john king has you're political gut check next. and we have new developments from the jewel heist in the south of france. authorities now say it could be, get this, the largest theft of its kind in history. that's big. the postal service is critical to our economy.
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welcome back, everybody. it is tuesday, july 30th. >> it could be the biggest jewel heist in history. how did a thief make off with $136 million in jewels it in broad daylight? we'll look at it. >> not 137, not 135, but 136. that's what makes it the biggest. plus we all know the seductive lure of bubble wrap. the frustration you just can't
pop enough of it. well, today you can. we give you the bubble wrap bike. >> i love this in a very real way. >> listen to that soothing way. >> satisfying. >> look at his face. >> you have no idea, my nephew loves bubble wrap. he wants it for christmas. obsessed with bubble wrap. >> you know what to get him now. >> exactly. bubble wrap bike. >> we'll make you wait for that video. it is just so good. >> there's more. >> it's not about a media sea with that, but there is a media sea on our top stories. explosion after explosion lasting for about an hour rock a central florida propane plant. check out the massive fire at the blue rhino propane plant. all workers have been accounted for thankfully. seven people were injured. some of them were injured critically. the plant contains 53,000 20-pound propane cylinders.
the evacuation order has been lifted. we'll keep an eye on that situation there. a 58-year-old woman has been charged with defacing the national cathedral with green paint. it was splattered on an organ inside the historic bethlehem chapel and in the children's chapel. investigators say it wasn't clear if the green paint there and on the statue out side the smithsonian castle are related to the vandalism at the lincoln memorial and are now investigating. police dive teams will resume searching a lake in connection with the aaron hernandez murder investigation. the former nfl star is from bristol and the lake is about a mile from his uncle's home which police have searched several times since her nnandez was charged. archaeologists trying to unravel the mystery of a coffin within a coffin. after finding the long lost remains of king richard iii beneath a parking lot, they have now discovered a sealed lead
coffin encased in a larger stone coffin. it's being moved to a local university where experts will determine the safest way to open it. and finally, some amazing surveillance video. definitely picked the wrong restaurant to try to pick up. came in with a mask and gun and these two brothers who run their father's wing zone said, oh, no and wrestled the weapon away from him and shoved him right out the door. but it gets even better. at the end, watch this. they're so happy, they do this awkward chest bump hug thing to celebrate. turns out they have had several robberies at this area and the employees of this restaurant are saying, no, we're not doing this any moor. so they have been taking -- this is just the latest incident apparently. >> as brother, you'd think they would have the chest bump hug thing down a little better. >> what you don't know at home is how these two he said the show every day. >> yes, we did that once. kate would fly like 25 feet and hit something hard and my job would be gone. but i have to say, as enjoyable
as that video was, you are not supposed to be taking on people who have weapons. >> agreed. and i'm sorry i'm giggling about it. >> they are lucky there were two of them. the guy looked strong. those who know will say when the weapon comes out, you go back what you your life isn't worth what's in the register. >> for sure. those are the wrong two brothers to mess with. >> should have had a better coordinated response being brothers. >> i just said that. >> sounded better when i said it. >> sounded way better. moving on, it's time for our political gut check. all the stories you need to know coming out of washington and around the country. the white house said friendship was on the menu, but what really went on during president obama and hillary clinton's private lunch monday? no one knows except one man. cnn's chief national correspondent john king.
who if you didn't know was actually the fly on the way at that lunch. >> you look closely at that white house photo, i'm hiding in the tree. the guy on the bubble wrap bike gave me a ride to the white house. >> so seriously, though, lunch is one thing. but when the white house puts out an official photo of the lunch, it has everyone talking. what does this really mean. >> that's a great tease, isn't it? we always complain to this white house what about more access. would have been nice if the news media could have gone in and said hello, but they did he release that photograph. and there's been a lot of criticism about the president that he only talks to his inside group. and secretary clinton is a were fo former rival. but was she there measuring the drapes?ere former rival. but was she there measuring the drapes?re former rival. but was she there measuring the drapes?e former rival. but was she there measuring the drapes? former rival. but was she there measuring the drapes?former rival. but was she there measuring the drapes? they won't tell us. i was e-mailing with a bunch of senior white house people. they said, nope, go away. not talking about that one.
>> that's right. >> shouldn't let people know it was happening then if they don't want to talk about it. but all right. that's the obama lunch. what about the biden breakfast? >> show of hands there. all three of you. if you could be a fly on the wall at the clinton/obama meeting or the clinton/biden meeting, which one would you rather be at? >> i'll show my hand for the biden meeting. >> ditto. >> be brave. these are two very candid people who have a very good relationship, i'm talking about the vice president and secretary clinton. so the question is does 2016 come up? if it does, i'm sure they will be candid about it. betting among top democrats is that if she runs, he won't. but will they talk about that? we won't know. trust me, we won't thouknow. >> you wrote a fascinating article for cnn.com about the budget battles that will be coming up when congress comes back in accepts. we know it will happen because that's when they use their
political favors. but you make the case -- >> remember it did happen in the clinton presidency and didn't go so well for the republicans. and they remember that politically. and any president has the upper happened because he has the bully pulpit which is why the president is traveling now and in washington now warning that this might be coming because he's trying to shape the mole ticks in his favor. i talked to a top source last night who said on a scale of one to ten,moleticks in his favor. i talked to a top source last night who said on a scale of one to ten, ten being a certain government shut down, he thought a two or three. because most republicans think it's a bad idea. the republicans who say they want to set up that prospect, they want for take away a the money for obamacare and they know the president would veto the spending bills and that would cause the government it shut down. some republicans think it's a great idea. the president brings this up because the leadership says that's bad politics.
but a lot of conservatives say let's stand on principal, deny the president money for his health care plan. so the president knows by talking about this, he exacerbates internal tensions in the republican party and the president likes to do that. >> all right. john, great to see you. thanks so much. john also makes the case that house republicans and the president are looking at into different electoral maps because romney won a majority of house districts. the president won obviously the election. so they see two different motivations. >> but the same kind of crazy. because the idea of punishing people for not getting your job done, because essentially that's what it is, we can't agree, so let's shut down the government and punish people and not give them the essential services. >> that's why we have elections. >> makes you shake your head so much my neck hurts. coming up, a jewel heist in the south of france could be the largest theft of its kind. but how was it pulled off in broad daylight. that's the question. we're live in cannes looking for answers. >> and bubble wrap addict ts, rejoice. you know you love it and you
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a daring robbery is now being called the biggest jewelry heist in history. originally authorities said the crooks stole $53 million worth of diamonds, but this morning they believe it's closer to a staggering $136 million. erin mclaughlin has beenle following the story for us in cannes. good morning.e following the story for us in cannes. good morning. following the story for us in cannes. good morning. >> reporter: well, it was brazen, it was fast, and some
say the work of an expert. now new details in to the heist that could be one of the biggest gem robberies ever. it's now thought to be possibly the largest gem theft in recent history. the estimated amount of stolen jewelry from the carlton hotel in cannes, france thousand believed to be worth close to $136 million. while police scour through countless hours of surveillance video, we're learning more about how one gunman managed to pull off such a huge heist. according to the deputy prosecutor for organized crime, the suspect entered the exhibition in the hotel around 11:30 a.m. sunday. entering through normally secure doors that opened on to cannes's famed promenade. >> this person knew exactly how they were going this. there was a locked french door that this person was somehow able to open. >> reporter: armed with a semiautomatic pistol, the suspect, his face covered with a hat and scarf, held up the
manager of the sale exhibit and other vendors in the presence of unarmed private guards without firing a single shot. authorities say he then escaped with a bag containing rings, earrings and pendants. he exited by another door on the inside. officials describe the sequence of events as very fast. >> police are very intrigued as to whether it's an inside job. they knew exactly what they were doing and they planned this with military precision. >> reporter: business as usual here at the carlton hotel. a walk through the lobby, you would never know this was the scene of a $136 million jewelry heist. there are still jewelries on display, diamonds and sapphires and fine furs for sale and pretty low security. as for that diamond exhibition, they were dismantling that this morning. >> fear in the air there. erin, thank you very much. so how could this have been
done? at the top of the hour, we'll talk with former jewel thief larry lawton for insight into how this could pull this off. kate. all right. let's go around the world. starting in egypt this morning, defiant supporters of morsi taking to the streets despite a promise of decisive and firm action from the nation's military. arrest with a 2k5iith a damoe a has more. >> reporter: meeting with top players and even managed to meet with deposed president mohammed morsi for around two hours. very difficult to see exactly how egypt will politically extract itself from its current situation given moorsmorsi's supporters are determined to
continue their sit-in and security forces say that they must clear the streets. >> thanks so much. there has been a bloody prison break in northwest pakistan. dozens of heavily armed taliban militants free hundreds of inmates, some dangerous terrorists. here's the latest. >> reporter: 35 high profile militants are con if i wered to have escaped amongst 175 prisoners. the taliban has claimed responsibility for this attack. a bomb disposal unit expert has told cnn they discovered a 20 kill gram bomb at the main prison gates, another one inside the main office and an ambulance full explosives and chemicals waiting to be detonated. now, the army army is said to have taken control of the prison. four policemen and five militants have been killed. back to you. and to london. "fifty shades of grey" apparently keeping first responders there quite busy.
it's being blamed for arising number of emergency calls involving handcuffs. more from london. >> reporter: these may look like ordinary household items, but these are dangerous. they have cases of one map getting his manhood stuck in a toaster and the other in a vacuum cleaner. now, apparently according to the fire brigade, these have all been caused by "fifty shades of grey," people trying it at home. apparently getting stuck, including 79 cases of people couldn't get their handcuffs off. and it's costing taxpayer $500,000 and counting. >> and there you have it. thank you so much. >> wow. >> yeah. i think that about sums it up. >> if you ever need an excuse not to vacuum, now you got one. >> or use a toaster. >> boy, oh, boy. coming up on "new day," is this
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>> every time he e-mails someone, they're like i'm not opening that. >> former president bill clinton is reportedly very upset that anthony weiner is comparing his sexting scandal to his affair with monica lewinsky. today bill clinton said real men cheat this person. >> terrible. seriously, though, it's gotten to the point where scandal is so common, it now gets ranked in terms of order. >> very unfortunate statement about society and our politics. >> we need to go to a place with real skrub he wills like major league baseball. they could hand down a major suspension today. but don't expect a-rod to go down without a fight. that's what andy shull says here with the bleacher report. with a do you kn what do you know, my friend? >> the fight could be an ugly one.
on a new york radio show yesterday, a-rod's lawyer said not only do they plan on fighting any suspension or life time ban, their goal is for a-rod to face no discipline at all. bud selig is looking to suspend a-rod for the use of performance enhancing drugs and also for violating the collective bargaining agreement. that's according to multiple reports. a suspension for violating the cba would allow selig to suspend a-rod 3450immediately in the be interests of baseball privilege. red sox nation has a legitimate gripe with the umpires after a big blown call last night. daniel nava coming in from third base. he'll slide in, looks like he's safe. the umpire in terrible position to make the call calls him out. that would have been the tying run for the sox. instead it's the final out of the inning and the rays would go on to win and at that time lead in the american league east. fresh off of their stanley cup win, the chicago blackhawks are giving their fans a chance to
own a piece of history and that piece of history is ice. or better yet, melted ice. the blackhawks are selling a limited number of souvenir packages that include actual melted ice from the united center and the proceeds will go to local charities. see that little vial? that's your melted ice that you can get. nba teams give away pieces of their floor. a little bottle of water from the blackhawks. >> are you in the market? i could sell you some. >> as special as that ice is? >> if you'll pay for it, i'll sell it to you you you. >> never buy anything from someone in a vial. >> that should be policy from here on out. andy it r andy, thanks so much. time for the rock block. a quick run of the stories you'll be talking about. >> first up from the "washington post," got traffic problems? a new mobile device called i'm stuck allows drivers to complain to congress about everything from potholes to rusted bridges.
a former stockbroker admits to scamming broadway producers by concocting bogus investors in a scheme to bill being them out of half a million dollars. and from the detroit press, customs agents confirmbeing the of half a million dollars. and from the detroit press, customs agents confirm planting a small amount of marijuana on a tour bus of justin bieber. bieber was not on board. here is your money update. fast food woerks walked off the job in protest yesterday. they want 15 buck an hour instead of the 7 at the present time $7.25 minimum wage. bmw has unveiled its first electric car. the i-3 goes on sale next year starting at $41,000. a new job posting is stirring rumors that twitter is going public. the company is looking for a financial reporting manager raising eyebrows could that be the person who fills out all the
ipo paperwork. now let's get to the weather. good morning. flossie down graded to a depression. currently sa currently steady winds 35 miles per hour. it should be a remnant low in about 72 hours. kansas, heavy rain, 7 inches last night. today that same system moving off to the east 2 to 4 inches of rain expected anywhere in the mississippi valley will. and here is where it starts to feel so much better. anywhere from the northeast to the southeast today, feels so much better. we're actually getting a break, drier conditions expected. rain is on the way. dwr i don't know what it is about new york, we can handle heat or snow, but if it rains, everything shuts down. thanks, indra. time for the top news.
it was like bombs going off. terrifying explosions at a propane plant in florida. rescuers rushing into the flames. residents a mile away evacuated. breakfast of rivals? hillary clinton with the president and the vp. are they talking 2016. fighting for her life, a 12-year-old girl in critical condition after contracting a brain eating amoeba, she got it at a popular swimming park. just how rare is this. your "new day" starts right now. >> i'll leave the decision to the city of new york.
>> i saw this giant kentucky fried chicken bucket in my yard. good morning. it's tuesday, july 30th. 7:00 in the east. >> good morning, everyone. a lot coming up including anthony weiner refusing to leave the race for new york city mayor even though his numbers are tanking. adding insult to injury, eliot spitzer says he wouldn't even vote for him. is it time to go. we'll ask his chief opponent, new york city speaker christine quinn what she thinks. >> then just terrible, who would do this. be loved national landmarks vandalized with green paint. what's the motivation? and who did it? police have a woman in custody, but we don't know that is the end of the story. and this is playing out like the biggest heist in history. such a mystery.
an armed thief makes off with $136 million in france at the carlton hotel. how did he do it in broad daylight? we'll speak with a former jewel thief about this brazen heist. >> that will be good. breaking news for you though from central florida. >> eight people hurt following several massive explosions at a spectacular fire at the blue rhino propane plant. this is a live look at the plant. ali alina machado tracking latest developments. >> reporter: there were 53,000 propane cylinders in the plant when the fire broke out, that fire is now out. a witness says the explosion sounded like bombs were going off. >> did you see that? >> reporter: one after another, explosions so big and so loud, they could be seen and heard and
felt for miles. the raging inferno lighting up the night sky just after 11:00 over the blue rhino propane plant in tavares, florida, northwest of orlando. the danger so great, officials forced to evacuate resident as mile away. >> they are just shooting off like missiles. >> reporter: look like propane tanks shooting up into the sky. fires burning out of control just feet away from three large propane tanks. dozens of emergency responders racing to the scene to treat the injured while firefighters fought to put down the flames. plant officials have accounted for the two dozen employees working at the time. at least seven were taken to area hospitals. miraculously, no one died. >> there were propane cylinder s stored in various parts of the property. 53,000 20-pound cylinders. >> reporter: it happened on the heels of a deadly explosion at a
fertilizer plant that rocked the small town of west, texas. 15 people died, most of them first responders. the devastation there spanned a five block radius. the cause of that deadly blast is still under investigation. the investigation in florida is just beginning. no word yet on a possible cause, but the fire chief just held a news conference moments ago and he says that he does not think that this was an agent of sabotage. he says this was probably equipment failure with a combination of human error, possibly of course these are things they will be looking in to. >> thank you very much for the report. good mention of wednesday, texas. everybody out there the families in west still need your help. there is also another explosion to tell you about, this one was up in philadelphia. a gas leak again, this natural gas leveling three row houses. at least eight people are in the hospital. one man in critical condition with severe burns. investigators say a contractor working on a hot water heater
might have caused that one. let's get back to anthony weiner. he's gone from first to fourth among democrats in the new york city mayoral race. despite the dip, weiner insists that he's staying in it and now disgraced former new york governor eliot spitzer says weiner won't have his vote. rosa flores is following the developments of this race/scandal/race. >> everything. explosive, i know. now, an nonany wiener stayed late and he woke up early. he has three events starting at 9:00 a.m. this morning. and while he really wants to focus on delivering controversy. >> as a cappndidate, should you have moral values and i think
his are shot. >> reporter: harsh words and even harsher reality for anthony wein weiner. his poll numbers plummeting from first to fourth in a new quinnipiac university poll. the survey conducted after a new round of lewd internet chats were revealed. take a look. the former congressman and he support dropping ten percentage points in just five days. from 26% to 16%. >> i'll leave to the people of the city of new york to decide. >> reporter: his vow to stay in the race angering the clintons. a source close to the political power couple tells cnn they are livid with weiner personally because they care about huma. adding salt to the wound, democratic candidate for comptroller eliot spitzer trying to resurrect his own career of a her his own sex scandal is turning his back on on weiner. >> you won't vote for anthony weiner. you can just say that? >> fair point. that is correct. >> i'm interested in what pundits say, what other
politicians say, but not that much. >> reporter: despite all, he continues campaigning across the city and finding supporters at every stop. wooing voters in queens with a little mandarin. [ speaking mandarin ] >> reporter: making it clear he's fighting for every vote he can get. we should add that we've seen voters supporting weiner at each one of his events. but we haven't seen huma since she came out publicly supporting her man. although she was spotted in d.c. having dinner with hillary clinton's spokesman and i wish i was a fly on the wall in that restaurant because you can imagine the conversations that were going on. >> they have known each other a very long time, but it would be an interesting conversation to listen into. great to meet you. welcome. thank you so much. a reminder later this morning we will talk with christine quinn. that's coming up at 8:05 eastern. a lot to talk about obviously.
we also now know there was trouble in paradise as tropical depression flossie drenched hawaii. the entire state under a flash flood warning because of the heavy rains. indra peterson has more on this. >> the good news, it's been downgraded to a depression. still seeing steady winds about 35 miles per hour. threat of high rain and strong winds not out of the question as it's making its way across the eye lands. we expect to completely dissipate over the next 72 hours. look at kansas last night, 7 inches of record breaking rain. the same system making its way to missouri today. so looking for that heavy rain in the mississippi valley. the up side, northeast down to the southeast beautiful today. you are getting a break. and notice where the todome of pressure is. that's bringing in cooler air from canada. chicago in the 70s and typically they would be seeing 80s. in new york, the 80s going down to the 70s a couple days away.
but like i mentioned, enjoy that. nothing lasts very long around here. i'm getting used to this. >> keeping you you on your toes. >> seriously. to washington, d.c. now where police have arrested a woman for allegedly splattering green paint all over the national -- inside the national cathedral. the arrest of the 5-year-o8-yea suspect comes after several similar incidents including one at the lincoln memorial. pamela brown is live in washington outside the national cathedral where the latest incident happened. what's the latest, pamela? >> reporter: we can tell you that this one person was taken into custody, a 58-year-old woman in connection with only one of the crimes. so this bizarre vandal even at d.c. landmarks remains very much a mystery at this hour. we have just learned from a d.c. law enforcement source that the clothes from the 58-year-old woman have been september aeeen forensics it see if the paint
matches the other paint at the other landmarks. they are trying to figure out whether the vandalism is linked or whether they are copy cat crimes and of course trying to figure out why this is happening. cleaning crews spent monday night scrubbing green paint off an organ and wall inside two national cathedral chapels. >> at least did seem to be minimal cosmetic damage that can be cleaned up fairly easily. >> reporter: police arrested the 58-year-old and charged her with defacing property. law enforcement source says she was found carrying a green paint can when she was arrested. >> the original vandalism was found will in bethlehem chapter on the lower level and so we closed that and then later in the afternoon additional paint had been found in children's chapel. >> reporter: it's still unknown if the suspect is linked to the vandalism of three other d.c. landmarks in recent days. on friday, authorities
discovered green paint splattered on the lincoln memorial. as crews continued to clean up the historic landmark, authorities discovered what looks like green painted symbols on the statue of joseph henry. adding to the mystery, green paint was discovered on a statue of martin luther at a d.c. church. officials are still investigating whether the vandalism is linked or if these are copy cat crimes. and according to the police report, cnn obtained, we have learned that when police found the woman here yesterday at national cathedral, there were several cans of green paint within three bags she had on her. but again, at this point authorities are not saying whether the vandalism is linked. in fact they said at this point they have no indication that the woman is responsible for the other vandalism here in the city. so of course will investigation is ongoing. >> pamela, certainly seems like there is more story to tell
there. >> just makes you wonder why. what's the point? >> that's what they'll have to figure out. in the nation's capital, something else going on. one thing for sure, the peace talks. >> under way right now. day two of renewed mideast peace talks under way this morning after day one. the white house already tempering expectations saying negotiations have months of work to do. secretary of state john kerry says his goal is reaching reasonable compromises on some of their most contentious issues. this is the first attempt at restarting talks since they fell apart three years ago. we could learn more about the nsa surveillance programs later today. the agency is planning to declassify new information about the data collection operations and the top secret foreign intel against surveillance that overseas anti-terror operations. >> we now know what killed a bride to be and best man in the who are risk boating accident on the hudson river. lindsey stewart suffered severe head injuries when she was
thrown off a boat and then drowned. mark lennon also died. now to the case against graham spanier and two of his top aids. today's proceedings will likely focus on spanier and tim curley and how they handled the jerry sandusky child sex abuse case. on monday mike mcqueary said joe paterno faulted penn state administrators over how they handled the scandal. if you could cut the lawn and win a drag race. are you ready? a brand new lawnmower that can reach a speed of 130 miles per hour. honda has a 1,000 cc motorcycle engine. it goes 0 to 60 in about four seconds. but a word to the wise. if you actually want to cut the grass, the job your partner, wife, husband, mother suggests
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jewels. that is a lot more than anyone thought. erin mclaughlin is live in cannes. the update, please. >> reporter: well, some new details from prosecutors into that brazen heist. it was 11:30 in the morning on sunday when a man, lhis face cloaked in a scarf, head in a cap, he walked in a set of doors that were normally locked. he then brand ished his weapon and threatened to shoot both the exhibitors as well as some of the passerbys before loading a bag full of jewels. we're talking rings and diamonds and pendants before leaving through a separate doorway. experts i talked to tell me this has all the hallmarks of an expert jewel thief, someone who knew what they were doing. a well coordinated, well planned
heist, chris. >> thanks so much. i want to talk more about this because it's very interesting story. to explain more about how a heist like this is even possible, how do you ypull it of at such a high value, former jewel thief, larry lawton, is here to help us out. larry, thanks so much for coming in. obviously we need to learn more details about what all happened. but when you look at the details we have now, broad daylight, busy hotel in cannes, really only disguised with a hat and scarf, and he made off with $136 million in jewelry. what does that tell you? >> well, it was definitely a professional heist. it was almost what i did. i actually planned a heist just exactly like this one in a big hotel in miami. and that's the way to do it. it was definitely a professional al heist. i've been saying that from day one. the amount to me is probably retail, but it's a lot of money.
they're having a party right now. but it was a definite professional heist. >> is this someone that would act alone or is this -- there are some rumors or some speculation that this is linked to an international jewelry thief kind of network known as the pink panthers. do you think that's possible? >> absolutely. definitely not a lone man. it was too coordinated. they knew exactly where to go. i think they had an inside guy, too, whether it's a guard or whether it's a hotel employee. that's where i'm leaning towards because the hotel robberies in cannes has been going on now since february, some major ones. >> so this person, this group made off with a whole lot of cruelr jewelry. what are investigators trying to do to track down the jewels? >> first thing i thought is they took the jewels before they were out in the case. they knew exactly where they were. so i'm sure they will be looking at all the was casing the place.
i predict they will find a car within a few days and that will be the first getaway car. and i'm really surprised they didn't have an electronic device on the jewels coming out where if the jewels went away from a certain area, you would get shocked by carrying it. so pretty shocked -- definitely all the earmarks of the pros. >> and there were security guards, but they were unarmed. do you think this points to inadequate security at the hotel when they had such a high value of jewelry on display? >> i wouldn't say that. the guards never bothered me and i robbed 15 to $18 million. and i plain it in gangster redemption. but, actually, no, they knew where they were. they corralled them quickly. within five minutes, they had it all done. i wouldn't blame it on the security. >> but real quick, what do the thieves -- what does the thief or multiple thieves do now?
they can't sell this, can they? >> absolutely. the network is not the most honorable of networks i hate to say that, but the juld jewelry industry is such a big industry. you could put $136 million in a bag and walk out with it. you couldn't do that with cash. yes, they get about 20 cents on on the dollar, but that's $26 million cash in their pocket and they will be able to sell them real easy. i'm sure they had it all planned beforehand. with me, i had gotten rid of all of my diamonds within 24 hours out of my possession. >> so that shows just how critical the first moments are to try to track all this down. larry, great to meet you. thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you for having me. have a great day. using the knowledge that got him in trouble to hopefully try to catch other thieves. >> exactly. he's on the right side of the law now. >> that's right. coming up on "new day," hillary clinton's full dance card. first lunch with the president and now breakfast with the veep. wonder if they will talk about
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but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the busses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much pollution to the earth. so i feel good. i feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment. welcome back. it seems everyone wants to break bread with hillary clinton these days. this morning the former secretary of state will have breakfast with vice president biden and she had lunch as you see there with president obama yesterday. the white house says it was just a chance for two old pals to catch up. brianna keilar is live from the white house with more. what are we learning about that lunch? >> reporter: not a whole lot. i sure wish we knew what they talked about. that's what everyone is
buzzinging about. but it certainly feels like 2016 is upon us this morning here in washington. between that lunch yesterday and the fact that hillary clinton is sitting down with vice president joe biden this morning for breakfast at his residence next hour, the naval observatory. they're the rock stars of the democrat being party. hillary clinton and barack obama together again. they tidined on the patio just steps from the oval office. on the menu, salad, chicken, pasta and politics. >> they have different brands on the other hand they really fit together nicely in terms of their appeal to constituency, whether african americans, hispanic, women. >> reporter: it's been a complicated relationship to say the least. from obama's cut throat competitor -- >> he's very likeable. i agree with that. >> you're likeable enough. >> reporter: to his top dip will he matt.
>> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. >> reporter: the former secretary is seen as the democrat to beat in 2016. latest poll shows clinton with a substantial lead over other potential contenders. and new a mini series in the works with diane lane portraying clinton and a documentary about clinton that will air on cnn. >> it's largely friendship that's on the agenda for the lunch today. >> reporter: just how close are they? two of obama's 2012 campaign strategists are now on board the ready for hillary super pac. but the big question is will president obama campaign for her if she announces a run. now, clinton aides say the lunch at least yesterday between hillary clinton and president obama came together when the clintons and the obamas met where but in texas earlier this year at the dedication of the george w. bush presidential
library. >> that must mean something. thank you for all the reporting. joining me now, ana navarro and paul begala. ana, i'll start with you. hillary has cut her hair. what does it mean? >> it means she's preparing for something. we watch everything that hillary clinton does. everybody is assuming she's the pre-candidate, the nominee for the democrat side. i think it's a bit practiematur. i think she's tired. she's done a lot. and we may be reading just a little bit much which is good for the clintos for us to be reading so much into every move she makes, every breath she takes. because frankly, it's good for her financially. she's charging for speeches. she's got a lot of things going on. and it is a good financial
venture for there to be this amount of speculation. $200,000 plus a speech. >> a value at any cost. that's what the clintons will tell you. shall we stipulate, do you believe hillary will be in the race for 2016? >> i don't know that. i want her to run. i've been very public about it, i think she'd be a great president. ana navarro has cut her hair, too, and it's looking good. >> what shais she getting ready for. she's eyeing my seat in an odd way. so let's look at the obvious here, paul. you're meeting with the president and vice president. everybody knows about it. is this just about high profile face time? what makes this make sense? >> i think it's several things. first off, the reporting is dead on. they ran into each other at the bush library.
the president has ban gone ale whole lot. hillary is transitioning into the nonprofit world where she's taking a leadership role with her husband and their foundation. but i also think it's really telling. optics matter. the president is relaxed. clearly these are into friends getting together and what a change from five long years ago when if the two of them had had a private lunch, it would be just the two of them and their food tasters. i think part of what they're trying to convey is the unity of the democratic party while there is a public and sometimes personal fight in the republican party between more moderate northeasterners like peter king or chris christie the governor of new jersey versus ted cruz or rand paul. there is a terrible fight in the republican party going on and here for once it's the democrats who are united. >> but ana, maybe that's okay with the president. but with the vice president, you're looking at your main rival right in the face. what keechbd conversation is that? >> i'm willing to bet you some
money that vice president biden would have liked to be in yesterday's lunch on that. right now in the white house and washington, there is biden see, biden did. he is like the holy spirit. he is at all places all time with all people. and so i'm sure that when vice president biden saw that she was meeting with president obama and he was not invited, because of course getting him to be quiet at one of these things is like trying to take a 5-year-old to sit still through dinner of adults. he said, well, how about breakfast with me the next day. so i think that's what that will be about today. >> an add on. just do it because water doing it in way? >> we're friends, too. sme she's friends with president obama, but she's friends with me, too. which is true. >> much less complicated history. he was in that race, too, but there was the never direct attacks between joe and hillary like there were between about a r
barack and hillary. >> but they have a much more complicated future. gives us more to talk about down the road. palm, how real do you think it is that the clintons are upset about what's going on with anthony weiner? >> i can't speak for them, i have not been in touch with them. but we all talk. this is personal, not political. they're not worried three years from now the fact that her aide's husband sent dirty pictures. that's nonsense. we love huma and she's going through pain. and this thing she's going through, this scandal, she has done nothing wrong. and so all of us who love and care for huma of course we're upset to see what she's going through. but that's all that this is. there is no political angle to that. >> what do you have, ana? >> i think the equivalent of all the pictures and images of hillary with bill when he had
his indiscretions and now huma, i think that's nonsense. i agree with paul. we all know what bill clinton did. they got over it. it's fine. the problem is that now huma has become a household name and there is a lot more scrutiny on her. and there is a very funky and a odd structure that she had where she was making six figures at the state department and at the same time making six figures from a company that has ties to clinton world. >> in her defense, it was all approved by the ethics office in the state department. i just want to defend huma on that. >> i got you. we've seen the reports. ana, beautiful haircut. great to have you both here on "new day". coming up next, a university
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>> good morning, everyone. we have all the top headlines. >> let's take a look. making news, a series of explosions jolting a central florida town. the fire chief saying the massive fire at the blue rhino propane plant may have been the result of equipment failure and human error. all workers on staff were accounted for. eight people were hurt. some critically. the plant holds 53,000 20-pound propane cylinders. the fire is now under control. authorities in switzerland investigating a head-on collision between two chute eco trains. reports say the driver of one of the trains was killed. they were traveling on a route in western switzerland on the shores of lake geneva. a judge has ordered the release p sealed court transcripts related to chandra levy, the washington, d.c.
intern who vanished in 2001 and her body found a year later. lawyers for her convicted killer are questioning the testimony of a key prosecution witness and are seeking a new trial. the pentagon rethinking plans to eliminate imminent danger pay for troops serving in several regions. most troops earn an extra $225 a month. the danger pay cuts would save about $120 million a year. defense officials cite rising violence in egypt as the reason they're considering the move. the mess industry mystery of the giant kentucky fried chicken bucket was solved.mystery of the giant kentucky fried chicken bucket was solved. turns out there was a simple answer. her land lord, freddie taylor, he put it there. he's a saign collector.
>> i saw this giant bucket in my yard and i thought for sure i was hallucinating. >> it don't say kfc, it says kentucky fried chicken. that bucket is probably 40 years old. >> it does not say kfc. and it has the colonel which also they are going with new branding. it's already become a local landmark. folks stopping by to have their picture taken. apparently they will put it up on a sign post, too, so you can cut the grass around it. maybe one of those high speed lawnmowers. >> certainly something you don't see every day. thought it was bigger than 7 feet. i thought it looked humongous. >> still big. >> still makes me hungry. all right. thanks so much. to pittsburgh now. the profgts essor has waived extradition. people will travel to west virginia to bring him back for
pennsylvania where he will face murder berman has been followin the wild tail. investigators piecing together this case against the researcher showing what they think are an extremely suspicious and revealing set of actions that planned to kill his wife with that lethal dose of cyanide. head down, shackled in handcuffs, wearing an orange jump suit, he addressed a west virginia court confirming he is the man accused of killing his wife, dr. autumn klein, with cyanide in april. >> i ask you now if you believe you are the same robert joseph named and described in this paperwork. >> yes, sir. >> he's a medical researcher and professor at the university of pittsburgh voluntarily waived his his rights and awaits
transport back to pennsylvania where he will be officially arraigned on one count of criminal homicide. police spent three months investigating his 41-year-old wife's death. she was the chief of women's neurology at the university of pittsburgh medical center. seen here in this discovery channel video. the key evidence against the 64-year-old detailed in this criminal complaint. police alleging he placed an overnight delivery of cyanide two days before his wife collapsed. the complaint also listing text messages he sent to his wife encouraging her to take creatine to help with fertility. and then a possible motive. he suspected his wife was having an affair. >> you've got motive, you have opportunity, and you have access to the poison. it looks like a very strong circumstantial evidence case. >> reporter: but notably missing
from the criminal complaint, how exactly he convinced his wife to take the lethal concoction. >> there will probably be a claim that he accidentally mixed up the sigh thid with the creatine because they're both white powders and this is an accident al death. >> we have reached out to the defense attorney, but he has not responded to us. he did tell wtae that he's anxious to defend himself, have his day in course and he says prove his innocence. >> we'll be following that one closely. >> still early there, also. not an easy case to make. the arraignment is just being called to account for the charges. so we'll see. coming up, anthony weiner remains a candidate for mayor of new york city, but with the latest sexting scandal, his poll numbers are dropping fast. we'll hear from the frontrunner, christine quinn.
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welcome back to "new day". all this little girl did was go for a swim at a water park and now the 12-year-old is in critical condition battling for her life. in the water with her, a rare but deadly brain eating amoeba. elizabeth company hehen joins u more. going swimming in a pool is common as you get. and we expect there may be some bugs in there, but something like this? how did this happen? >> i'm glad to say that this is incredibly unusual. as you said, so many people swim. this hardly ever happens. but when it does, it is just
horrifying. an amoeba basically goes through the water up your nose and into your brain. a 12-year-old girl went for a swim and is now fighting for her life. she was at that park in little rock, arkansas and came down with a rare infection caused by a brain eating amoeba. this infection has struck only 31 other people in the past ten years. and the centers for disease control says all were fatal. >> the child has a grave prognosis. >> reporter: the amoeba loves warm water like lakes, rivers and hot springs. >> it finds itself way back in our noses and then can work its way into our central nervous system around our brains and once it's there, it just causes destruction. >> reporter: her mother noticed
exhaustion and high fever. she's been put in a coma to stabilize her and the wild low springs water park has closed down. >> it's hard for us to even think about the possibility of a child getting sick out here. >> reporter: her family is asking for prayers. on their facebook page, they write, she still has a long fight ahead. now, as i said, this is incredibly unusual. but in order to prevent it because this is obviously quite scary, one thing that you can do is when you're swimming in a very warm lake or stream or hot springs, hold your nose when you go under water particularly when you jump or dive into the water. hold your nose or use a nose clip. >> all right, elizabeth, thank you very much. we feel for this little girl and her family. luckily this is something that there is very little chance of ever happening. >> but still, if it happens to your child -- coming up next, another mysterious illness, this time 350 people infected by a stomach virus in 15 states.
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today, is johnny depp done with acting? please, help us all. in the interview with the bbc, johnny said he wouldn't mind doing quieter things, but he's not done right now, but he said his last day acting is probably not too far away. give us a couple more pirates of the caribbean. just a couple more. >> get into sculpture? >> air quotes with that, kate. >> quieter thing. >> pretty quiet is tonto. >> chris cuomo fires. >> we laughed, we cried. >> johnny, i'm here for you. >> then after -- >> it wasn't my favorite movie of the summer, didn't hate it, but it wasn't my favorite. >> he's one of the few guys that gets you excited about going to the movies. >> that's right don't go, johnny, don't go. >> always a pleasure, although she didn't answer the question about 48 hours or beverly hills. i'm a 48 hours person, but
beverly hills is so good. >> 48 hours is comedy genius from start to finish. >> still didn't answer. coming up next on "new day," you know them as the real housewives of new jersey, but they are getting a dose of real reality today. and a mass explosion at a propane plant in florida. details coming up at the top of the hour. rcedes-benz summer event is here. now get the mercedes-benz you've always dreamed of. but hurry...because a good thing like this won't last forever. here you go, honey. thank you. [ male announcer ] see your authorized dealer for an incredible offer on the exhilarating c250 sport sedan. ♪ you will lose 3 sets of keys 4 cell phones 7 socks and 6 weeks of sleep but one thing you don't want to lose is any more teeth. if you wear a partial, you are almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth. new poligrip and polident for partials 'seal and protect' helps minimize stress, which may damage supporting teeth, by stabilizing your partial.
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legend has it the now departed owner and his wife drank every one of them. helping grizzly bears by giving them greater access to berries. the wolves have been hunting the e elk, who have been gobbling down all the berries. holly parker and her son andrew, both specialists with the national guard, they are being deployed to afghanistan together. we wish them luck. now to christine romans and business news. >> good morning. fast food workers walked off the job on monday, they are asking for a more livable wage, $15 an hour, instead of the $7.25 minimum. bmw has unveiled its first mass production electric car. goes on sale next year starting at $41,000 and members of congress are raking in retirement benefits. plus, social security payments, that's on top of a monthly pension. futures higher this morning.
let's get to indra petersons for the weather. >> winds at 35 miles per hour, about 72 hours we do expect them to dissipate. still talking about heavy rain, as much as ten inches and winds as strong as 40 miles per hour. notice what happened in kansas, six to seven inches of rain overnight, now slowly making its way to the mississippi valley. with that heavy rain expected, two to four inches of rain in that area. the good stuff, beautiful temperatures in the northeast down to the southeast and that is my contribution of the day to the good stuff. >> thank you very much. we are now at the top of the hour, which means it's time for hour, which means it's time for the top news. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com waiting to make sure it's not going to burn into another area, no way i can predict that. >> breaking overnight, huge explosions at a propane tank in florida lighting up the sky
overnight. tanks launched into the air like rockets, all caught on tape. we have the latest. outbreak, the mysterious illness spreading. dr. sanjay gupta is here with the latest. real trouble. two stars of the real housewives of new jersey charged with tax fraud, facing daektds behind bars. could prison handle this? your "new day" continues right now. what you need to know -- >> grabbing women in your office is not okay and you need to go. what you just have to see. >> between going to 75 weddings and being in 12, i've probably spent at least $10,000. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan, and michaela pereira. >> good morning and welcome back to "new day," everybody. it is tuesday, july 30th, 8:00 in the east. i'm kate bolduan.
>> and i'm chris cuomo here along with our news anchor, michaela pereira. >> good morning. >> coming up this half hour, we have anthony weiner. i know, i know, you're going to roll your eyes, but we can't let it go. two good reasons, one, elliot spit zer is weighing in and there's a real race with real people with real names, so kate this morning going to talk to the main opponent, the leader of the race at this time, christine quinn. >> we're going to talk about that coming up. and also we're going to look at a potential verdict today in bradley manning's case. you remember that name. he's the soldier accused of leaking top secret government files to wikileaks. we have a live report on what his future looks like. we're going to have fun with one of our colleagues, a cnn producer, get this, has been to more than 70 weddings. she's been a bridesmaid in 12 of them. she will have her very hilarious and, you know, cautionary tale, perhaps. >> bridesmaid 12 times, she's
been married 58? >> attended 70. she stopped counting at 74. >> quite a story. >> all right. first, some of the top news. breaking news we're following from central florida this morning. eight people hospitalized this morning after a series of huge propane gas explosions at the blue rhino plant in florida. the flames lighting up the night skies, as you see there. this is a live look this morning at the plant. live at the scene. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kate. the scene here today is nothing like the dramatic scene we saw more or less around 11:00 p.m. last night. the fire has been put out, but we still see the smoke and we still smell the smoke. it's still going on, and there's still some firefighters in the scene. we know that eight people were injured. some of them were transported by helicopter to local hospitals, and we don't know the extent of their injuries.
we also know that about 20 ems workers responded to the scene. 60 firefighters, none of them injured. this we know, kate, through a presser that richard keith, the fire chief, just gave. let's take a look at what happened after the first explosions took place last night. >> did you see that? >> reporter: one after another, after another. explosions so big and so loud, they could be seen and heard and felt for miles. the raging inferno lighting up the night sky just after 11:00 p.m. over the blue rhino propane tank in florida, northwest of orlando. the danger so great, officials forced to evacuate residents a mile away. >> they are just shooting off lake missiles right now. >> reporter: this video captures what looks like propane tanks shooting up into the sky, fires burning out of control just feet away from three large propane tanks.
dozens of emergency responders racing to the scene to treat the injured, while firefighters fought to put down the flames. >> jesus. >> reporter: plant officials have accounted for the two dozen employees working at the time. at least seven were taken to area hospitals. miraculously, no fatalities. >> there were propane cylinders stored in various parts of the property. 53,000 20-pound cylinders. >> reporter: this plant explosion on the heels of a deadly one at a fertilizer plant just three months ago, and that rocked the small town of west, texas. 15 people died, most of them first responders. the devastation there spanned a five-block radius. the cost of that deadly blast is still under investigation. the investigation here in florida, just beginning. chris, kate, and also we know from this presser that we just heard that the cause, they don't
think it was sabotage, they are thinking possibly, possibly equipment failure or human error. but then again, we're waiting for more conclusive investigation, back to you. >> thank you very much. now from florida to washington where this morning middle east peace talks get under way. last night, secretary kerry hosted a meal between israeli diplomats, the first time they've held face-to-face meetings in years. brianna is live from the white house, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. last night was the kickoff here in washington of this process. really, though, starting to lay the groundwork for how negotiations are going to proceed from here. not at this point as of yet tackling the really big issues. for instance, what to do with refugees, should israel stop settlements in contested areas like the west bank, and also the borders, what's the starting point in negotiations that both sides will have to agree on? this is a process expected to
take several months, nine months as is the opening concession by israel. the release of palestinian prisoners, more than 100 of them, some have been in jail for decades, convicted of killing israelis. it's sort of something that struck me there, chris, yesterday i just happened to be walking the mall and i heard a motorcade coming by. it was the palestinian delegation, and i was looking at it and thought this is either the beginning of something that is very historic or this is the beginning of what is going to be another disappointment. it's sort of a time here as this is kicking off where there's some hope, but also some skepticism about what can be accomplished. >> hopefully, everybody's going into it with optimism. appreciate the reporting, brianna. all right, anthony weiner's poll numbers, falling fast. the latest blow, he won't be getting former new york governor elliot spitzer's vote. we're going to talk to anthony weiner's opponent christine
quinn in a moment, but first to rosa flores who's been covering this for us. >> you know the saying there's no such thing as bad publicity? may not apply in this position, because despite his efforts to talk about the issues important to the middle class, like jobs, his message is being drowned out by questions about his online sexting spree. >> as a candidate, you should have moral values, and right now, i think that his moral values are shot. >> reporter: harsh words and even a harsher reality for embattled mayoral candidate anthony weiner. his poll numbers plummeting from first to fourth in a new poll, the survey conducted after a new round of lewd chats revealed. take a look, the former congressman's support dropping ten percentage points in just five days, from 26% to 16%. >> i'm going to leave this to the city of new york to decide,
period, end of conversation. >> reporter: his vow to stay in the race, angering the clintons. a source tells cnn they are livid with weiner personally because they care about huma. adding salt to the wound, democratic candidate elliot spitzer trying to resurrect his own career after his own scandal is not going to vote for weiner. >> you don't think he should be mayor of new york? >> that's fair, correct. >> i'm interested in what other politicians say, but not that much. >> reporter: despite all, he continues campaigning across the city and finding supporters at every stop, wooing voters in queens with a little mandarin. making it clear he's fighting for every vote he can get. and he'll be looking for those votes starting in about an hour and continuing late into the evening. we'll see if his strategy
outpaces a scandal that is already gone viral. kate? >> rosa, thanks so much. with just 42 days to go until the democratic primary in new york's mayoral race, it's doubtful anthony weiner can make the runoff. well, the front-runner in the race is christine quinn and she's joining me now this morning. good morning, thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you. >> of course. i've looked back at some of the statements you've said recently, called anthony weiner reckless, irresponsible, but you have stopped short of calling for him to drop out of the race. at this point, why? >> well, look, i think it's a little cheeky, quite frankly, for opponents to tell each other to get in and out of races. this is now a decision for the voters. the voters are going to make a decision come september 10th. now that said, i'm really confident that they are going to elect me the next mayor of the city of new york because the voters care about their future,
not the past mistakes of others. what they care about is they are going to be housing for their children when they graduate from school, will there be good jobs for them and their children that get them into and keep them in the middle class, will their neighborhood school get better, will there be more topnotch high schools for their children to apply to, and will our can streets stay safe. those are the issues that i have a record on, i put out a plan yesterday to put out 40,000 new middle income housing, that builds on top of work i've done protecting new york's renters. that's because of a law we passed in the counsel. that's real results and that's what new yorkers care about is results. >> you're absolutely right, the people care about their futures, not necessarily the past, but if you also look at the poll numbers most recently, once the scandal broke about anthony
weiner, his poll numbers dropped and they've dropped even further. can you see you're benefitting from the scandal? >> i think, of course, the scandal had an impact in voters' minds, because they know for the future to be the best possible, you need a mayor that has a level of maturity and responsibility and you see that in me. when new yorkers look at my record over the past eight years as speaker, eight budgets balanced on time. when there was a threat of 4,100 teachers laid off, i didn't just have press conferences and say this can't happen, i stopped it by bringing the teacher's union and the department of education into a room. >> when you think big-name new yorkers, like the former governor, that he says he's not going to vote for anthony weiner, does that help or hurt? what's going on? >> i think whatever elliot spitzer says is not so relevant to the mayor's race, at all. the voices that matter are the
new yorkers that are going to vote, and trust me, every day out there they are asking me what i can do to make their lives better. then because they are new yorkers, yeah, yeah, that's a promise. now tell me what you did. then when i tell them my record, you can tell they get confident that we can make this city a better place. look, at the end of the day you hear a lot of talk on the campaign trail. new yorkers are smart. they know talk is cheap, but when you look at the records, in my time as speaker, during the recession, we added high-tech and manufacturing jobs in the city. most cities were hemorrhaging those jobs. that's what we need to do more of, build good jobs like that to give people opportunities to get into the middle class, and that's notwithstanding the media circus that some have brought elliot and anthony to these races, that, at the end of the day when you're talking to voters on the street, they cut to those issues because that's what they care about. >> and there's no question that a local race is about local
issues. that goes far beyond new york city, but also this race is now gotten national attention because of what's been going on with anthony weiner. makes me wonder -- >> to some degree. this is new york city and everybody cares about new york city, because we're the greatest city in the world, and when we pass laws like the antismoking ban that i sponsored in the counsel, you don't just see other states replicating it, you see other countries in the world replicating it, so we matter because we're new york. >> let me ask you this, and i wonder this as a woman, myself, you're the only woman in this mayoral race. do you think that if a woman had been caught up in a similar scandal, that she would be given a second or third chance at this point? >> you know, there's been a lot of discussion about second chances in this race from former congressman weiner and the former governor. look, for me the question is, let's give us the first chance. when i'm elected mayor, i'll be the first woman and openly gay mayor of the city of new york.
let's not have a conversation about second chances, let's talk about first chances and history and what that could mean for the greatest city in the world, and to me that's exciting. i don't wake up every day and say i'm running to be the first woman mayor, but then you're out there, at a subway, a mom brings a little girl up to me and bends down and says, sweetie, this is the woman i told you might be mayor, and you see something click in that little girl's mind and that's exciting and it's energizing, because what this city should be is a place where everybody, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, their race, their religion, can have their wildest dreams come true. that's what it was for my grandparents when they came here from ireland and that's what i'm going to make sure it remains for all of those children. >> you brought it up and it made me just wonder just now. it's been a big headline today, as you said, you're the first openly gay speaker of the city council, first openly gay mayor of new york, also a catholic.
what did you make when you heard the comments pope francis made about homosexuality that he says, who am i to be the judge? >> i thought they were terrific. i think the pope deserves so much credit for making those statements. they were enormously positive statements from any significant religious leader, but from the pope himself to make a statement like that, it is enormous progress. now look, there's more we want, changes we want in the catholic church, let me be clear, it's not everything, but that is a step forward and i very much thank the pope for what he's said and also thank him for his focus on the poor and focus on getting the papacy out there more to touch people and more down on the level of everyday catholics across the world. >> speaker quinn, great to meet you, thank you for coming in this morning. we'll be watching closely, the primary is in september. >> september 10th, put it in your book. >> already there, i promise you. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> chris? we want to bring you the
latest on flossi. it is still a real threat. make no mistake, hawaii could take a serious beating from the storm. forecasters are predicting some areas could get up to 15 inches of rain. indra petersons is tracking flossie for us. >> kind of hard to see, but the eye of this is north of the islands, the convection farther to the south, and we're still dealing with heavy rain and strong winds as it narrows in. pass that about 72 hours, we expect it to dissipate. 10 to 15 inches of rain still in the forecast there. speaking of heavy rain and floo flooding, look at kansas yesterday. that same system is very slow moving and pushing off to the east, so the mississippi valley looking for two to four inches of heavy rain really into the area. but i do want to point out good news, high pressure in the northeast, beautiful weather out here, but it's also doing something else, cooling us down. that cool air is dropping down to the south and look at the
relief it's bringing, temperatures well below normal, 76 in chicago today, normal about 83. that's so nice to see, especially when we saw temperatures 100, 115 heat indexes, i think 75 feels good and summer around here. what is up with the summer? june, july was literally just drenched. >> you're the one that's supposed to know, not me. >> you're right, i'll take that back. >> you're the one saying heat indexes, you have to know the answer. >> thanks, indra. let's get to michaela for the headlines. >> good morning, everyone at home. the european union says mohamed morsi is doing well. katherine ashton med with morsi yesterday. ashton says morsi is closely following developments through newspaper and television reports in the location he's being held, it was kept secret even from her. more information about the
nsa surveillance programs could be declassified as soon as today. revelations not only include reports on surveillance programs, but also previously undisclosed locations. on ac 360, edward snowden's father slammed people who focus on his son rather than the questionable acts he revealed. >> he's not living a very comfortable life at this point. he said he's an american, he loves his country. i know my son, i know he loves his country. what he believed is that this information the american people needed to be aware of what their government was doing to them, spying upon them. >> when asked if he thought his son would get a fair trial in the u.s., he said absolutely not. former army intelligence analyst bradley manning finding out his fate in less than five hours' time. barbara starr has the very latest for us live at the pentagon, barbara?
>> good morning, he will find if he spends the rest of his life in jail for leaking documents to wikileaks. aiding the enemy, first up, that is the one if convicted that could get him life in prison. also wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, transmitting national defense information, theft of public property or records. manning has already pled guilty to some lesser charges that could get him 20 years in jail, but about five hours from now, we will find out exactly what the military judge has in mind. michaela? >> of course, something we'll be following here on cnn. barbara starr, thanks so much for that. a 58-year-old woman charged with vandalizing the washington national cathedral. she was found holding cans of green paint after they discovered green paint splattered in two of the church's chapels.
police aren't saying if the case is maybe connected. a pennsylvania teenager trapped in her wrecked suv right there for over 18 hours. police say brooke spence's vehicle tumbled into a culvert saturday night, pinning her inside. the suv flipped over, stayed there until a man spotted it the next day. officials say thick brush made it difficult to see the suv from the road. i know you've often asked yourself, can a flamingo do the flamingo? a new video here has gone viral. she's a chilean flamingo. the original version featured just her and her stomping feet, this is the remix. now you know if somebody asked you, michaela, can the flamingo do the flamenco, of course, they
can. >> everybody knows that. >> bending backwards knees. >> on occasion my knees have been backwards, that's why i'm doing this job and no longer carrying a ball. one of the real housewives of new jersey is in real trouble this morning along with her husband. prosecutors say they included false information on their 2009 bankruptcy filing and other important paperwork, including loan applications. they are due in court today to face a 39-count indictment. nischelle turner is here with the details. could be looking at, what, 50 years. >> seems that way if all is proven to be true, that bankruptcy fraud you were talking about, they are also talking about mail and wire fraud, bank and loan application fraud. all of this laid out in the 39-count indictment for these reality stars, it's getting real. it's a real-life legal saga for two stars of bravo's "the real
housewives of new jersey," a reality series that's famous for bringing the drama. a u.s. district court has indicted teresa and her husband joe on 39 counts of fraud and tax charges. the two are accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before housewives debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after the first season aired. the federal indictment alleges they lied to the bankruptcy court, to the irs, and a number of banks. the pair faces pretty stiff penalties, up to 30 years in prison and a million dollar fine if convicted. joe was also charged with failure to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008, a time when he earned nearly $1 million, adding to an already checkered legal past. >> we've been hearing rumblings of in the news for years now and it's all come to a head with the
latest charges. >> reporter: joe's lawyer did not immediately respond, however, teresa's lawyer said she will plead not guilty, releasing a statement saying she supports her husband and adding, quote, i am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career. as a result, i am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the government as quickly as possible. with the real housewives of new jersey in its fifth season on bravo, teresa's future with the show is potentially in jeopardy. >> you can't really shoot the level of glamour behind bars. >> now, of course, we reached out to bravo, they had no comment. joe and teresa are scheduled to make their initial court appearance at 10:00 a.m. this morning eastern time in federal court in new jersey. keep in mind also, joe has yet another case pending that he fraudulently obtained a driver's
license also in new jersey and in april he turned down a plea in that case that would have sent him to prison for four years. >> all right. thanks so much. >> absolutely. coming up next on "new day," sexual harassment charges mounting against san diego mayor bob filner. the extreme measures being considered to get him out of office. plus, a mysterious bad bug is sweeping the country. our doctor, dr. sanjay gupta, tells you what you need to know. stay with us. [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. ocuvite. help protect your eye health. where would you like to go tonight? ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to see how lexus effortlessly connects you to where you're going. ♪ come to the golden opportunity sales event
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of the mysterious stomach bug in 15 states. and a new recommendation on how frequently to screen lung cancer in long-term smokers. first up, great to have you, always a pleasure to see you on "new day," you know that, my brother. what do we need to know about the stomach bug that's spreading more quickly than we thought? >> first of all, give it a name, cyclosporiasis is the name. it's not a bacteria, it's not a virus, this is a parasite. as you mentioned, 353 people have been sickened. that's it, by the way, the pesky bugger causes the type of symptoms we don't talk about much on morning television, but the g.i. sort of stuff. usually a miserable day for people, but there have been 21 people hospitalized, as well. >> where's it coming from? >> they don't know yet. that's a little bit surprising, because we're talking about now since mid-june this has been going on. it's hard to figure this stuff out, basically asking people what they ate in the last few
days, few weeks. i don't know about you, chris, but you probably don't know what you had yesterday. they think it's vegetables. they think it does not spread from person to person, so people in households need not worry about that part and the best advice is really wash your vegetables and fruit well. wash it, dry it, if you can peel the skin out, even better. >> be aware, if you're sensing these symptoms, seem worse than a virus, go to your doctor, because there is treatment. go ahead, doc. >> very easy treatment, good point, it's an antibiotic that seems to be very effective. >> all right. i had four whole chickens for breakfast yesterday, doc, if you want to know. let's turn the corner -- >> i believe it looking at you, chris. >> for the first time a government advisory group is recommending that some people should be screened for lung cancer. tell us, what is this new information, who and why? >> this is a big deal.
you talk about screenings, you can add the c.t. scan for high-risk smokers now, people they consider high risk for lung cancer. it's very interesting, this is a departure in terms of screenings, but they say lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer out there. they've been looking for a way to screen for some time and they think people between the ages of 59 and 75 who smoked a pack a day for 30 years, high smokers, they are the most at risk. even if you quit within the last 15 years, you'd qualify. someone like your old colleague, chris, peter jennings, for example. he commented on his own smoking, he quit for awhile, returned to it. he may be somebody who would qualify for a screening like this. and the goal of lung cancer is to catch it early, because the reason it's so deadly is because it it spreads before people develop symptoms. >> just because you quit doesn't
mean risk is gone. how do you benefit the test in terms of the c.t. scan with radiation? >> it's a legitimate concern and part of the reason this has been a long time coming, they are lower dose ct scans. you have to get one of these scans every year. there's also a question of you find something, it's not cancer, but now you got to biopsy it and go through that whole process, that was also a concern. that's not cheap. we're talking about a few hundred dollars for these people to get screened. this was not an easy decision for the task force, but this is sort of where they stand on lung cancer. >> sanjay, thank you for the information about the bug and the screening. appreciate it, as always. >> you got it, chris, any time. >> kate, back to you. thanks, chris, coming up next on "new day." san diego's mayor is accused of harassing several women, well, he wants taxpayers to foot his legal bills. the growing outrage coming up. plus this, this puppy born
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the blue rhino propane tank in florida may have been the result of equipment failure and human error. thankfully, no one was killed. eight workers were injured. day two of peace talks getting under way. the white house tempering expectations. secretary of state john kerry's goal is to reach responsible compromises. bradley manning is charged with aiding the enemy for the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history. after day one -- one day
lunch with president obama, hillary clinton having breakfast with v.p. biden. all of these meals and meetings sparking talk hillary may be considering a presidential bid. real housewives of new jersey theresa giudice and her husband joe due in federal court this morning. they are accused of falsifying information on their 2009 bankruptcy filing and other important paperwork. we always update the five things to know, so be sure to go to cnn.com for the latest. >> thank you. san diego's embattled mayor refusing to step down. seven women accused mayor bob filner of sexual harassment. now filner is asking san diego taxpayers to foot the bill for his legal battle against one of his accusers. joining us live with the latest on us, good morning, tory. >> reporter: good morning, kate. there's going to be a closed-door meeting about that very topic at 5:30 this evening, but i have to tell you, this has turned into even more of a mess here and the people of san diego
just want it to be over. >> we have to rid our city of this man. >> reporter: not one, but two duelling recall efforts are under way to oust embattled san diego mayor bob filner. >> let's get the process started. let's let the citizens of san diego speak and whatever they decide, they decide. >> reporter: suffice to say, emotions are running high. >> i'm ashamed, embarrassed. i'm hoping that the city can move on from this sooner than later. >> does he deserve a second chance? i don't know. it's up to the people, i guess. >> reporter: managing rival recall campaigns aren't the only challenges. the city council also has its hands full. holding a closed-door meeting tonight to decide who pays for filner's legal fees. his lawyer is asking that the city not only defend filner, but have taxpayers pick up the tab. in the past few weeks, seven women have come forward with
allegations of sexual harassment against the mayor. filner has apologized, but has not resigned. he vows to continue the city's best while under going therapy to address his behavior. >> i will be at the clinic full time, though every morning and evening i will be briefed on city activities. >> reporter: while filner fights on, his foes remain adamant. >> grabbing women in your office is not okay, and you need to go. >> reporter: so chris and kate, one thing that you can feel here in san diego is really just the anger. as i mentioned before, people want this to be over. mayor filner is going to be going into therapy in less than a week's time and one thing is for sure, people will be gathering signatures to try to get the process moving forward while he's undergoing that counseling. >> tory, thank you very much. let's go from that stuff to the good stuff. often i tell you stories about people helping people, but rules are made to be broken, as will your heart. the baby boston terrier was born
with swimmer puppy syndrome, it couldn't walk, stand, or lift its head. dogs like this often die from pressure on their chest and often euthanized because people don't know what to do with them, but not the volunteers at the mia foundation. they put him through sessions in the tun to strengthen his paws and legs, hang him in a harness, even tabing his legs today. finally, after all that time and dedication, something amazing happened. here it is. ♪ look at him. on different surfaces, he's getting better, all the time, get it, mick, rocky theme, it all works. he's getting better every day and when he's ready, he'll be adopted and have a normal life.
the people who helped mick are sharing their story to show what's possible with a little time and effort. remember, friends, there are no lost causes until hope is lost. look at him go. >> that is the cutest little face. oh, my goodness. i'll adopt, i'll adopt. >> good, and they should. that's the way to go. >> you watch how dogs and pets can adapt, three-legged pets, they kind of get around like they had four legs. this one will learn to adapt, as well. >> you can be amazed what anybody can do. remember, the good stuff, you can see all our offerings on our website, newdaycnn.com. we want to hear about all the good stuff going on in your life and community, so send it by way of tweeting or posting on facebook with the hash tag "new day." from the good stuff to making a difference. katharine mcphee is on a mission to stop a deadly epidemic in africa.
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it is a nice day. all right, welcome back to "new day," friends. when it comes to being a bridesmaid, our cnn colleague is a seasoned pro. not just during the ceremony, but also in the lead up to it. she wrote a piece for cnn.com about how to be a budget bridesmaid that really hit a big nerve during wedding season. here's her story. >> what the hell is that? >> theme wedding. >> what was the theme, humiliation? >> stephanie has said, i do, i do, i do to being a real life bridesmaid a total of 12 times. goman is a desk assignment editor and seems when she's not working, she's at a wedding. total attended, she stopped counting at 74. all that celebration has taken a toll on her vacation days and her wallet. her blog post on cnn.com "i now pronounce me broke" has garnered
more than 3 million views. >> you know, it never has occurred to me to ever say no. between going to 75 weddings and being in 12, i've probably spent at least $12,000. >> luckily, she loves being by her friends' sides on the biggest day of their lives. >> i consider it completely to be an honor to be invited to a wedding. all the girls whose weddings i've been in have been very close friends of mine. i really would not trade it, you know, for the world. >> she's offering advice for future bridesmaids to help cut costs. >> booking travel early or booking alerts to get those updates, being honest with yourself and being honest with the bride is the most important thing in terms of not breaking the bank. >> but as for those dreaded bridesmaids dresses. >> they are pretty honest about the fact you won't ever wear this again, let's be honest. appease me for this one day. >> always a bridesmaid, never a bride, has thought out how to repay her friends when it's her big day. >> i have big plans for them. they don't know what's coming
for them, so we'll see. >> i love the tip she gave. i have to say, i've never been a bridesmaid. she has a will the of friends. that's pretty impressive. we should also let you know, stephanie has a few more weddings in her future just this year, two more this year, luckily she's a plus one for both of them so she doesn't have to buy a bridesmaids dress and she does have a boyfriend, no immediate plans. who knows what will happen down the line, but she'll get a payback. >> very good and clearly such a good friend. >> good sport. >> to not only be invited to so many weddings, but to step up and do it. >> somebody should plan a good tahiti destination wedding t that would be fun. >> what happens when you decide to get married and all fashion sense goes out the window and you get these ridiculous bridesmaids dresses. >> my sisters were my bridesmaids and they've worn the dresses again. >> that's what they tell you. did you see pictures of it?
i don't remember what ours were. the whole thing was a blur. >> a lot of ruffles. >> gives me a cold sweat every time i think of it. 12 years and counting, i'm still good. i'm still good. >> steph, thanks for sharing your story. >> 3 million views. that's how relevant. >> budget bridesmaid, i like the title. catchy. coming up on "new day," grumpy to perfection. this cat is such a huge celebrity, she even has her own coffee drink. will anything turn her frown upsidedown? [ male announcer ] who loves social networking as much as you? identity thieves. they can find your personal information and do some serious damage. like your birthday or your mother's maiden name. you need a new friend. lifelock. we scour billions of data points every day, and if we discover that any of your personal information is misused... lifelock is there.
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and outbursts. you know, maybe he's on to something. maybe this anger is a good thing. it turns out grumpy sells. now, how do i know this? because of this guy. you know him, i guess it's a her. she is the grumpy cat. >> definitely a her. >> maybe the most famous cat in the world right now, tartar sauce is her full name. this grumpy cat, as we all know well, has become an internet phenom herself, friskies video, a movie deal, she is way famous and now in the ultimate display of success, she has landed a new coffee drink. that's right, a new coffee drink named after her called grump-accino. >> italian aspersion. >> it comes in three flavors, coffee, vanilla, chocolate. >> i thought extra grumpy, or
something. >> small, medium, extra grumpy. >> grumpy is a huge hit for cats. maybe this mike bost guy can learn something and it will work in congress, also. our award today goes to the grumpy cat. it's a political award and it is the "i might be mad, but at least i'm not sexting award." >> that's terrible. >> put on a grumpy face instead of sending that text. >> that was too easy. >> on a side note, this cat's got coffee, a movie deal, videos. i need to call my agent. what's going wrong with me? this guy's a grumpy cat and he's getting this stuff. i have a show at 5:00 a.m. >> i'm damn grumpy. you smile too much. can you get a grumpy face? >> you do your grumpy into the camera. >> pretty good. >> i'm too happy to be here with you. >> that looks sad. that's not grumpy. that's angry. he's got issues. >> we're going to practice our grumpies. >> that's homicidal. move away from him. dangerous little man.
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com that's it for "new day." now for the one person who makes grumpy cat smile, carol costello, "cnn newsroom." >> thank you. that's a tall order. thanks for that. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," breaking overnight, fire ball. explosions at a florida propane plant. >> they are just shooting off like missiles right now. >> tanks, yes, tanks flying off into the night. also, busted. >> i can confirm late this afternoon an arrest was made. >> the lincoln memorial, the national